building codes incentives News

Why FEMA Disaster Aid Deductible Makes Sense, Except to Local Officials and Builders

The proposal boiled down to just three paragraphs in the Federal Register: Would it be a good idea, the Federal Emergency Management Agency wondered, if Washington gave states a financial incentive to pass building codes, better protecting their residents against …

Insurers Urge Incentives for States to Adopt Stronger Building Codes

Property/casualty insurers are backing a measure in Congress to incentivize states to adopt stronger building codes. The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) told members of a House panel today that the measure they are considering would help to …